Department Trainings

To support, update, and train the various academic departments at Rice on immigration processes that impact international student and scholars, OISS regularly organizes department trainings, workshops, and roundtable discussions. All our events, for departments, students, and scholars can be seen on our Event Calendar.

Annual Department Training

Held every year to provide important updates regarding changes to immigration laws, processes, compliance requirements, etc.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 932 9351 3275 | Passcode: OISS

J-1 Visitor trainings

OISS will be offering a series of training sessions on working with J-1 scholars. Whether you are a pro or new to the process, we encourage you to come. We will be discussing different topics, and answering any questions you may have.

Please RSVP by email to mec3@rice.edu

Dates for J Scholar Trainings in 2021:
J-1 Roundtable on February 2, 2021 – Please see section on Spring Roundtable trainings for the details

Spring Roundtable trainings

Roundtable Trainings are typically held every February to train new Department Coordinators and Administrators regarding processes for inviting international students and scholars to Rice on specific visa types or categories, while also offering the seasoned Department Coordinators/Administrators the opportunity to bring their questions, issues, and unique cases for discussion.

All roundtable trainings will take place via Zoom.

F-1 Roundtables
These roundtables will focus on the process for international students on F-1 visas.

  • Monday, February 1, 2021, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (Zoom Meeting ID: 994 4256 1798 | Passcode: 906912)
  • Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Zoom Meeting ID: 912 2885 2622 | Passcode: 819917)

H-1B Roundtable
This roundtable will focus on the process for international scholars on H-1B visas.

  • Monday, February 1, 2021, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Zoom Meeting ID: 985 1515 5174 | Passcode: 612384)

J-1 Roundtable
This roundtable will focus on the process for international scholars on J-1 visas.

  • Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. (Zoom Meeting ID: 972 8195 8468 | Passcode: 361941)

One-Time Visitor Roundtable
This roundtable will focus on the process for one-time visitors (e.g. lecturers) receiving an honorarium.

  • Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Zoom Meeting ID: 992 8766 9740 | Passcode: 518007)

Workshops

OISS also offers semesterly immigration workshops for international students and scholars interested in the H-1B visa and Permanent Residency, as well as a spring workshop on filing U.S. Taxes. Department Coordinators and Administrators are welcome to attend these sessions if they wish, but are encouraged to remind their international students and scholars who may benefit from the information to attend.